Report: Arsenal demand club to drop £5m price tag for 'excellent' talent; West Ham agree
Arsenal and London rivals West Ham have both demanded that Hibernian drop their asking price for teenage talent Josh Doig.
According to the Standard, neither Premier League side are keen on matching the Scottish side’s price tag for the teenage defender.
As per the report, Arsenal and West Ham want Hibs to drop the fee from £5m to £2.5m.
The 19-year-old left-back is one of the hottest properties coming through Scotland this year. As well as Arsenal and West Ham, Watford are also keen on Doig.
The Gunners have already signed a left-sided fullback this summer in the form of Nuno Tavares. Whilst the Irons are keen to flesh out their squad ahead of their UEFA Europa League group stage campaign next season.
The youngster has flourished over the past 12 months. With manager Jack Ross labelling Doig as an ‘excellent’ talent following his debut with the club last year via Four Four Two.
Indeed, the defender would be an excellent addition to any Premier League side looking for a left-back. However, Hibernian should stick to their guns and their £5m price tag for Doig.
The fee is fairly reasonable given Doig’s talent and potential. And unless a club is willing to pay up, the youngster looks set to spend another year with Hibs as the teenager continues his development with the Edinburgh side.